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August 8, 2013

Painted //

As if my photostream on Flickr and Instragram weren’t any indication, I’ve been pretty heavily imersing myself into the world of sign painting. I just sort of fell into it. I caught the bug. But whatever it is exactly, I’m running with it and honestly enjoy every minute of it. It’s bloody difficult, yet calming and meditative. Time drifts by and I hardly notice. That also might just be the paint fumes…

Today, I stumbled on the above video from Mike Chew that gives a glimpse inside the world of Josh Luke and Best Dressed Signs out of Boston, MA. I think what draws me to painting signs is simply the honesty and challenge of it — it’s a pure craft. You produce something real in the end; something you can hold in your hands or hang on your wall.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’ve got 9000+ hours to go before I might actually start feeling comfortable painting.

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